Entrées were enjoyable, but more complex dishes proved “misguided.”
Chef Paul Gerard was stunned when he first saw Antique’s 30-ton, roughly century-old coal oven. Now, the two are an over-the-top team.
The strip-mall eatery in North Cape May is simple, unpretentious and delicious.
March 20, 2019
LaScala's Birra brought its popular Italian-American menu and beer list to Camden County last year.
Chef David Drake has won plaudits for his cooking going back to 2006. Last year, he resurfaced at the upscale Stone House. Our reviewer finds some hints of vintage Drake, but not as many as his track record would make one expect.
March 6, 2019
After years of bouncing around, the gifted David Viana finds the perfect partner and fulfills his potential in Old Bridge.
The owners of Sona Thirteen redesigned and reopened the place as South Street Social to become worthy exemplars of Morristown’s booming craft beer scene.
February 20, 2019
A large and long-vacant comedy club has been transformed into Montclair’s newest hot spot.
Casey and Jason Simkins, veterans of the Stephen Starr restaurant group, have finally achieved their dream of opening their own restaurant.
Sam Freund, known for cofounding a funky sandwich joint, opens a stunning restaurant on the very spot where his parents once dated.
February 5, 2019
An offshoot of a venerable and beloved bakery in Brooklyn, this bustling restaurant offers a large selection of Italian favorites.
January 23, 2019
The restaurant, which opened last May, is bringing excitement to its part of Union County, in an attractive faux-industrial space, with some appealing dishes. But overall it needs to execute dishes more consistently.
January 16, 2019
That is how chef Rosaria Conti’s skill with dough is described by Paula Giordano, her business partner. It's a just description for Conti’s pizzas and pastas. But he says not all of Valentina’s menu meets that golden standard.